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Red rash in the groin area. On antibiotics for staph infection. Fatigue. Matter of concern?

I have had a red rash in the groin area (both sides) for some time. A prescription cream has helped to mostly calm it down, but cultures revealed a staph infection and then I m told there was ecoli present. I took antibiotics and continue to use the prescription cream. I was surprised to hear about the ecoli aspect of this; does this makes sense? I am more fatiqued than I should be, but that could be from a bad back and prior heart problem. I don t have other symtoms I ve seen listed on the internet, but am still concerned about the ecoli situation...any suggestions/advice? Thanks, Tom S.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hi Tom,

Nothing to worry about. E. coli as such does not commonly cause skin infections but so does Staphylococci. Please continue to use the prescription antibiotics and also the cream.

There is nothing dreadful about E. coli. It should be gone soon.

Take care of your back as well as your heart.

I wish you good health.
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is very unusual for E. coli to cause groin infections. The most common cause for groin infections affecting both sides is fungal infection- tinea cruris.

Miconazole cream application would be helpful.

E. coli and Staph infection are likely to be contaminants/not significant.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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